The air is getting thin for Michael Wendler (49 years old). The pop singer is wanted under an arrest warrant. Reason: He was summoned for trial and did not appear. His case was supposed to be handled on July 20 in Dinslaken District Court. It is about aiding and abetting a unit foreclosure with bankruptcy in two cases.
The judge is enough – and issued an arrest warrant in Germany against the singer. But he is currently in his adopted home in Florida in America.
German radio RTL asked a press spokesman for the Duisburg Regional Court if the US could now extradite Wendler. “It is ultimately the responsibility of the enforcement authorities, not the court, to carry out the arrest warrant,” explains Henning Bierhaus. This means the police have to track down Michael Wendler. However, it is unclear whether this arrest warrant will be executed in the United States.
Michael Wendler is threatened with arrest while visiting Germany
But: “Extradition is basically possible,” so says attorney Henning Lenenberg. Because there is an extradition agreement between the European Union and the United States of America. “Accordingly, extradition may be made for criminal offenses threatening imprisonment for a maximum term of at least one year or with a more severe penalty.” Lenenberg also says that’s the case with the accused with helping to thwart foreclosures. A request for extradition to the United States can be made through diplomatic channels.
The authorities should require this. What if Wendler entered Germany voluntarily? Then he threatens to carry out the arrest warrant and thus arrest him.”
So it cannot be excluded that Wendler’s handcuffs will click in the future. Neither he nor his wife, Laura Mueller, 20, has commented on the case yet.
Laura recently posted a photo of her, her husband, and her youngest addition to the family: a tiny Labrador puppy named Tiger. (Buff)